7-Eleven and Fair Work to fight exploitation in Oz using biometrics
07 December 2016 15:48 GMT

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven and the Fair Work Ombudsman plan to use biometrics in Australia to ensure that working conditions are fair.

The plan is for biometric technology and CCTV supervision to be used to ensure franchisees do not force workers to hand back part of their wage due to attendance issues.

The FWO revealed the practice in  a report on the store chain this year.

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James said the deed committed the company to preventing unlawful practices including systemic wages fraud and the underpayment of workers.

"The measures in this deed are the most robust and comprehensive that any franchise brand has in place in Australia," Ms James said.

stores will have to install and oversee biometric shift scanning systems and CCTV at all stores to allow head office to monitor worker hours and to make sure that workers are paid correctly.